Definitions of prepare

  1. prepare for eating by applying heat; " Cook me dinner, please"; " can you make me an omelette?"; " fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  2. arrange by systematic planning and united effort; " machinate a plot"; " organize a strike"; " devise a plan to take over the director's office"
  3. create by training and teaching; " The old master is training world- class violinists"; " we develop the leaders for the future"
  4. prepare ( someone) for a future role or function; " He is grooming his son to become his successor"; " The prince was prepared to become King one day"; " They trained him to be a warrior"
  5. make suitable for eating; of foods
  6. to prepare verbally, either for written or spoken delivery; " prepare a report"; " prepare a speech"
  7. music: lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord; " prepare the discord in bar 139"
  8. lead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord; " prepare the discord in bar 139"
  9. To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an entertainment.
  10. To make all things ready; to put things in order; as, to prepare for a hostile invasion.
  11. To make one's self ready; to get ready; to take the necessary previous measures; as, to prepare for death.
  12. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
  13. To make ready, fit, or suitable; to provide, or fit out.
  14. To make or get things or oneself ready.
  15. Prepared.
  16. Preparedly.
  17. To make ready beforehand: to fit for any purpose: to make ready for use: to adapt: to form: to set or appoint: to provide: to equip.
  19. To make ready beforehand; make ready.
  20. To make ready beforehand.
  21. To make ready; to provide; to procure as suitable; to appoint; to establish.
  22. To make all things ready: to take the necessary previous steps; to make one's self ready.
  23. To make ready for some particular purpose or service; to fit; to adapt; to qualify; to equip; to put things in suitable order; to take the necessary preventive measures.

Usage examples for prepare

  1. " I must ask you to prepare for a journey," I said. – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  2. He returned to the kitchen to prepare some food. – The Beast of Space by F.E. Hardart
  3. How that work was accomplished it is useless to inquire; my only object now, must be to prepare myself at once for departure. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  4. But I must now prepare to take my own. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  5. After a while Ratan rose, and went off to the kitchen to prepare the meal; but she was not so quick about it as on other days. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  6. Indeed, we must prepare ourselves to obey." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. Besides, I would like a few moments to prepare myself for my fate. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  8. I won't try to prepare you. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  9. It will be too late to prepare at the moment the problem has to be met. – Adequate Preparation for the Teacher of Biological Sciences in Secondary Schools by James Daley McDonald
  10. She wishes me to go and live with her and prepare for the stage. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  11. I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am, ye may be also. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  12. " So do I," said Gascoigne; " but we must wait a little- he ordered the ladies to prepare something instantly." – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  13. He made no attempt to prepare the way for the terrible revelation which the baronet was to hear. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  14. If thou rejectest this offer, prepare for such a battle as thou hast never yet fought. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  15. The reader shall have the preceding sentence to prepare him for the one referred to. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  16. And toward four o'clock, Catherine and Hullin were alone in the great room: Louise had gone out to prepare the supper. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian
  17. She is to prepare a room for you; you are to breakfast, and rest all day, and return to London by the night mail. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves